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Sounds from the Era of August II and August III:

Parodos „Saksonijos kurfiurstai – Lietuvos didieji kunigaikščiai: dvaro kultūra ir menas valdant Augustui II ir Augustui III“ renginių ciklas

6 October 2018, 18.00–19.30

Sounds from the Era of August II and August III: musical links among Saxony, Poland and Lithuania

LA FOLIA BAROCKORCHESTER (Dresden, Germany)

Robin Peter Müller, violin & direction

Zsuzsana Czentnár, violin

Emily Deans, violin

Pia Grutschus, violin

Heinrich Kubitschek, violin

Sibille Klepper, viola

Philipp Comploi, violoncello

Sophia Scheifler, double bass

Vanessa Heinisch, theorbo

Rebecca Mertens, bassoon

Luca Quintavalle, harpsichord

Program: Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Farina, Johann Adolph Hasse, Francesco Geminiani, and others.

Concert attendees are cordially invited to visit the international exhibition “The Saxon Electors – the Grand Dukes of Lithuania: Court Culture and Art under the Reign of Augustus II and Augustus III. Exhibition of the Dresden State Art Collections” during the intermission.

La Folia – this term of the Baroque era focusses on adventerousness, fury, jollity and generally on a artistic attitude of liberality and excessive creativity. Since their foundation in 2007 the La Folia Barockorchester on period instruments vitalizes the international music scene with these attributes.

Whether in a chamber music instrumentation or with baroque opulence, whether with instrumental music or together with a vocal soloist – the aspiring young orchestra under the direction of the violinist Robin Peter Müller stands for energetic and overwhelming interpretations of the music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Historically informed, the musicians are looking for opportunities to transfer the emotions and contents of the past centuries into contemporary interpretations.

During only a few years the LFBO has thrilled both – the audience and the critics. With great success the orchestra was invited to the Berliner Philharmonie, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal München, the Union Hall in Maribor (SLO), the Stadtcasino Basel or the Musikverein Graz. Also they were guests at the e.g. Intenrationale Händelfestspiele Göttingen, the Mozartfest Würzburg and the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.

Frequently the LFBO collaborates with well-known Solists, e.g. Hille Perl, Regula Mühlemann and Jan Vogler as well as Juliane Banse, Dorothee Oberlinger, Jens Peter Maintz, Julia Schröder, Maurice Steger, Ramón Ortega Quero, Stefan Temmingh and Reinhold Friedrich.

After several live-recordings the debut-CD with “Concerti furiosi” by Antonio Vivaldi was published in 2014 (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/SONY) and got lots of exposure. Together with Jan Vogler the Orchestra produced in May 2014 a second recording with Cello Concerti from Venice by Caldara, Porpora, Vivaldi and Marcello for SONY international. The CD was released in October 2014 in combination with a concert tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the Spring of 2015 another production was released – Vivaldi's “Quattro stagioni” in combination with his Violin concerto “Il grosso mogul” and – as a world premiere recording – a Violin concerto by Giuseppe Antonio  Brescianello.

A Haendel-CD with Dorothee Mields and Hille Perl was released in 2017 as well as our Cleopatra-project with the Swiss Soprano Regula Mühlemann and a third production with anonymous Concerti for Violin from the Baroque Dresden Court.

Highlights of the season 2018/19 are concerts at the Bachfest Leipzig, the Musikfest Erzgebirge, the Haendelfestspiele Halle and the Frauenkirche Dresden.

Robin Peter Mueller, born in Dresden, is among the most sought-after musicians of his generation on period instruments as well as with the modern violin. For several years now he dedicates himself intensively to the historically informed performance of early music. Together with the La Folia Barockorchester, which he founded in 2007, he causes a sensation in Germany and Europe.

Besides the musical direction of the La Folia Barockorchester he is periodically invited as a concert master to collaborations with leading orchestras, e.g. the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Muenchener Rundfunkorchester, Chaarts (Chamber Artists, Switzerland) and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.

The concert is presented by the Embassy of Germany in Vilnius

Tickets: Eur 8, 12, 16, 20 (extra charges may apply)

Children under 7 are not admitted to the event. Children and their parents are offered special education activities at the Museum.